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Hi Crafters! Have you heard of Chibitronics?! Well, MarkerPop is carrying them! This system is where you use LED circuit stickers to build circuits and create little lights on your projects!
Here’s their pageexplaining what’s possible. The following video shows how to complete a simple circuit; there are other videos on the above linked page, too.
On my project I’m usingChibitronics for the first time; my project is very simple and basic; of course you can go detailed and all fancy, too.
Here you’ll see my pencil sketch of where the light is going to be, and the path for the currents to the battery. And in the 2nd picture, you see me pressing the current onto the battery so the light will light up!
Now the background current “stuff” is mounted onto the scalloped background piece. And then you can see the finished product in action!
My project was part of a set I created; here’s my set and how I created it:
This great My Favorite Things stamp set, Make a Wish, and it’s coordinating die set came out in August last year, and I finally ordered it last month! I pulled those 2 sets, some other MFT products, and some Lawn Fawn stuff all together, and I created a fun set of birthday cards! Now, after I show you these cards, I’m going to focus on one of them that has a special feature added to it; you’ll see that later!
Next, I die cut the rectangular white background pieces with the largest die from Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangular Stackables die set (and I also die cut the same shape from white foam). In those rectangular shapes, I then die cut the candles and flames into them to create openings. (and, OOPS, I realized later that I had die cut the flames in the wrong direction and had to do them all again… lol!)
I glued a thin piece of white printer paper on the back of the rectangular shapes, and then glued the candles and flames into the openings. I glued the finished piece onto the white foam pieces.
(in this pic you can see the neighbor’s house still under construction and the mud pit it’s sitting on!):
Then there are the times when I need to take my markers with me; when that’s the case, I pull out my Copic Empty Clear Storage Cases. They come in different sizes for different Copic markers (Original, Sketch, or Ciao). I have 4 of the cases that hold 72 markers each, and that’s enough to transport my markers.